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Preprofessional Opportunities

SeriousFun Camps - Volunteer Opportunities


Category: Summer
Type: Clinical
Location: Various
Deadline: Early March


Applicants must be at least 19 years old to work at camp. Please confirm the age requirement for the camp and position of your choice prior to applying. We are looking for fun, energetic, creative, responsible and compassionate individuals who will be dedicated to giving our campers the best camp experience possible. For certain program areas (for example, lifeguarding, ropes course, etc.), specific skill certifications are required. CPR and First Aid certification is strongly recommended. Leadership positions may require additional experience, and additional requirements for other positions may vary (please review the specific requirements for the position of your choice before applying). Each position is also contingent upon submission of requested medical documentation and a successful background check.


More than two decades ago, Paul Newman had a vision: imagine if children living with serious illnesses had the chance to simply be children. To just have fun. So he started a camp where kids could, in his words, “raise a little hell.” Today, we continue Paul’s legacy with SeriousFun Children’s Network, a growing global community of independently managed and financed camps and programs. Our dedicated team helps children and their families reach beyond illness to discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities—always free of charge.

Come join the fun and make a positive impact on children with serious illnesses. Whether you have a day, weekend, week or an entire summer, our camps offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. An integral part of making camp happen all around the world, our volunteers make up more than 50% of the adults that help run our camps; they come from all walks of life and defy all age, race, social, economic, and professional boundaries.

Each camp has a specific deadline based on their specific hiring needs. However, generally speaking, applications will be accepted from January to March. Interviews will begin in February and all staff will be accepted by May.